I've been reading some things on ISTJ's in general here on the forum, but I wasn't sure if I should post on some of them. After all, they were one to two years old.
I just wanted to start a discussion on a few things that caught my attention - mostly relationship-related things, for now. I understand that a lot of threads and posts have been devoted to this topic, so I'll try to point out the main things that stuck out to me:
1. Building relationships with an ISTJ
2. Maintaining relationships with an ISTJ
3. Purpose of (and/or) Result of relationships with an ISTJ
I noticed someone said that they make relationships out of......necessity? For example, I would not normally go out and befriend people, but by being stuck in some Photography class, I have made a few "acquaintances" and one "friend". I know all of the people in the class, by name, but I only speak with a few of them on a regular basis, and I only "bond" with one of them every session.
The majority of the people in my class irritate me. They're mostly lazy kids, suffering from severe cases of "senioritis".
(Lack of motivation to complete work due to being almost done with High School, although they fail to realize they must attend college to get anywhere in this world. Sick, huh, how you go into debt to go to a school so you can get a small piece of paper that says you can get a job, so you can pay back the debt you ran up to get into that school to get that piece of paper..... My apologies, that was quite the rant.) :steam:
Back to the original thought. *ahem* Right off the bat, I gravitated to certain individuals. Out of the thirty-some kids in the class, I only "liked" about three of them. I merely "tolerate" the rest of the bunch. (Especially the loudmouthed girls that constantly shout for the teacher so he can run over and answer some ignorant question they should know the answer to.)
The girl I spend the most time with was originally out of necessity -- I sit next to her. Initially, I discovered that we share similar views in terms of politics and religion. (Not all, but there is some common ground.) Our relationship is not a romantic one. (I am not seeking a girlfriend and she is taken already.)
The more time I spend with her, the more we "bond". I look forward to talking to her now. Most of the time (in terms of class related things,) I am teaching her both the basics and the complexities of Adobe's Photoshop CS3 program. She takes extremely good pictures but isn't exactly the editing wizard. I, on the other hand, am the exact opposite. We complement each other well.
Turns out, she is an INTJ. (A gross generalization, but I've noticed that ExxP people usually irritate me. No offense intended. And note the word "usually".)
In terms of romantic relationships, I am almost always attracted to what I perceive as IxxJ. Of course, this is just speculation.
This is turning out to be an incredibly long post. I'll stop here and wait for feedback. I'll touch on the other points if the discussion goes somewhere.